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"EVERY CHILD PLAYS!"

Welcome to the Delray Beach American Little League Website. Here you will find information about the upcoming 2018 Little League season as well as other information relating to our league.

Delray Beach American Little League was established in 1971 by Founders Eddie (Red) Odom and Yvonne Odom who are also long time residents of Delray Beach. Since then, we have been setting the pace of excellence by providing baseball programs of instructional quality to all of its participants. As a result, the program has earned honors for their commitment to the local community and its players.

Each year the Delray Beach American Little League on average fields some 20-25 teams from Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, Minor League, Major League, Junior League, Senior League and Girls Softball. Its volunteer core of more than 100 people from its board members, coaches, and umpires continue to set the pace of excellence to provide the highest quality of play for its players.

For 47 years, Delray Beach American Little League has provided the opportunity for youngsters to participate in organized baseball in the Delray Beach area. Delray Beach American Little League is a huge success through its volunteers and sponsors.
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"Little League Baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets" Yogi Berra, NY Yankees catcher (1947-1963).

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Player Registration & Evaluations will begin January  2018 - March 2018 on Monday-Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm at Pompey Park Ball Fields.

Tee Ball  - Pompey Park - Odom Field #2 & Field #3 

Coach Pitch - Pompey Park - Field #3

50/70/Majors - Pompey Park - Odom Field #2

Minors -  Pompey Park - Field #3

Juniors - Pompey Park - Teddy's Field #1

Seniors - Pompey Park - Teddy's Field #1

Girls Softball - Pompey Park -  Field #3

 

Opening Day Ceremony  - MARCH 31, 2018 at 10:00am on Odom Field at Pompey Park

League Games will be played on Monday-Friday 6:00pm-9:30pm and on Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm at Pompey Park.

Closing Ceremony - TBA

Strong Teams TBA (The winning teams from each division will participate in this tournament)

All Stars  TBA (Selected outstanding skills players will play in this tournament and represent the league) 

 Little League Pledge
To remind everyone of the ideals of Little League Baseball, The Delray Beach American Little League Baseball requests that the Little League Pledge be recited by all players participating in a game in which scores are kept. Coach Pitch and T-ball teams are also welcome to recite the Pledge before their games.

I TRUST IN GOD
I LOVE MY COUNTRY
AND WILL RESPECT
ITS LAWS
I WILL PLAY FAIR
AND STRIVE TO WIN
BUT WIN OR LOSE
I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST


  
"TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME"  
This song was written in 1908 by a man named Jack Norworth. One day when he was riding a New York City subway train, he spotted a sign that said "Ballgame Today at the Polo Grounds." Some baseball-related lyrics popped into his head, that were later set to some music by Albert Von Tilzer, to become the well known baseball song, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." Despite the fact that neither Norworth or Tilzer had ever been to a baseball game at the time the song was written, it is one of the most widely sung songs in America.

(1927 version)

Nelly Kelly loved baseball games,
Knew the players, knew all their names,
You could see her there ev'ry day,
Shout "Hurray" when they'd play.
Her boy friend by the name of Joe
Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, let's go,"
Then Nelly started to fret and pout,
And to him I heard her shout.

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

Nelly Kelly was sure some fan,
She would root just like any man,
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along, good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Nelly Kelly knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the game sing this song.

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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DELRAY BEACH BASEBALL WILL ATTEND THIS ANNUAL EVENT: 

4th  Annual Piper Davis National Inner City Tournament                    

Piper Davis Baseball
Jul 9 - 14, 2018

The Piper Davis National Youth Baseball League and the City of Birmingham are hosting its 4th National Inner City Tournament July 9 - 14, 2018.   We  anticipate  an overwhelming number of  teams from across the U.S. and the Caribbean, with as many as 1200 players participating.  Players’ ages range from eight to twenty two.  This event allows participants to engage in a quality tournament experience,  diversity, lasting friendships, travel and affords opportunities for players to exhibit their athleticism. It also allows  college coaches an opportunity to scout high school participants, thus opening doors of opportunity for higher education.

8-U and 10-U players will use a  2 1/4 size bat; 12-U have an option of bats; 13-U thru 22-U will use wooden bats only. 

Registration Fees:  Up through June 23, 2018  8-U & 10-U $400.00 per team; 13U and above $450 per team.   Deadline Registration is June 23, 2018.  A $100.00 late fee will be assessed for registration fees received after June 23 until the deadline.


 

 

 

 

d above $450 per team.   Deadline Registration is July 17, 2017.  A $100.00 late fee will be assessed for registration fees received after July 17 until the deadline.

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4TH ANNUAL PIPER DAVIS BASEBALL @ DELRAY BEACH BASEBALL  INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

This annual event promises to be bigger and better than last year!  Teams from all around the country will be attending this invitational tournament.  This is our partnership with the Piper Davis Baseball League which hails from Birmingham, Alabama.

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